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5 Lawson Road, Sheffield S10 5BU

(0114) 266 5344

14 Blackbrook Road, Sheffield S10 4LP

(0114) 230 6777

LATEST UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE COVID-19 VACCINATION

Broomhill & Lodge Moor Surgeries are working closely with the other local practices within our Primary Care Network to provide a COVID-19 vaccine service for all of our patients.

The vaccines will be administered at a COVID-19 vaccine centre that we have set up at St. Columba’s Church in Crosspool with our colleagues in the other practices within our network.

For more information regarding the vaccine centre and our plans for vaccination click here.


PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THE VACCINE


The COVID -19 vaccination service will be a massive logistical undertaking and the Government has provided strict guidelines as to the prioritisation of at risk  patient groups.


The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).


WE WILL BE CONTACTING PATIENTS DIRECTLY TO ARRANGE VACCINATION BASED ON THESE NATIONAL GUIDELINES


IF YOU ARE A HEALTH OR SOCIAL CARE WORKER AND YOU ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE VACCINE THROUGH YOUR EMPLOYER PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

(Information taken from NHS.uk and GOV.uk)


How the COVID-19 vaccine is given?


The COVID-19 vaccine is given as an injection into your upper arm.


It's given as 2 doses, at least 21 to 28 days apart (depending on which vaccine you are given)


The Government has now recommended a change in vaccination strategy to focus on administering the first dose of the vaccine to as many patients as quickly and safely as possible.


It is now recommended that the second dose is given within 12 weeks of the first dose of the vaccine.  


How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine?


There are currently 2 vaccines approved for use in the UK. They are the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. They have both met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).


So far, thousands of people have been given a COVID-19 vaccine and reports of serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have been very rare. No long-term complications have been reported.


For more information regarding safety information please follow this link.


How effective is the COVID-19 vaccine?


The first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will give you some protection from coronavirus. But you will need to have the 2 doses of the vaccine to give you the best protection.


After having both doses of the vaccine most people will be protected against coronavirus.


There is a small chance you might still get coronavirus even if you have had the vaccine.


This means it is important to continue to follow social distancing guidance.


Read about the approved Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 by MHRA on GOV.UK


Read about the approved Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 by MHRA on GOV.UK


COVID-19 vaccine side effects


Most side effects are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:



You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to.


If you have a high temperature you may have coronavirus or another infection.


If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111.


Allergic reactions


Tell staff before you are vaccinated if you have ever had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to medicines, vaccines or food.


In some cases it may be advisable that you receive a specific COVID 19 vaccine (either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine)


If you do have a reaction to the vaccine, it usually happens within minutes.


Staff giving the vaccine are trained to deal with allergic reactions and treat them immediately.


COVID-19 vaccine ingredients

Both of the COVID-19 vaccines do not contain any animal products or egg.



Eligible groups


You should have the vaccine when it is offered if you are:



IF YOU ARE A HEALTH OR SOCIAL CARE WORKER AND YOU ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE VACCINE THROUGH YOUR EMPLOYER PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY


Then the vaccine will also be offered in age order to:



Those aged 50 to 64 will be offered it later.


Clinical conditions list:



At the same time as the adults under 65 years with long term conditions the vaccine will also be offered to:



Please wait your turn. If you are not in the groups above, you will have to wait for a COVID-19 vaccination until more supplies are available.


When more vaccine becomes available we will be offering it to more groups of the population.


Updated 04/01/2021